In Phillipians 4:11 and 12, Paul says:
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
This seems easy to understand with our heads, but not so much with our hearts. Are we truly content with what we have, in whatever state we are? I, for one, have always been discontent in a way. Always striving for something more, something better, something different. How about you?
Embracing the lives we have brings us joy and strength. We are embracing what God has for us. Is there anything better than that?